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Our expert oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide specialized skilled care for your experience during oral surgery, especially when anesthesia is involved. Our highly trained and certified specialists have the knowledge and skills to administer anesthesia safely and effectively. By entrusting your oral surgery to our certified specialists, you will have peace of mind, knowing that they have the expertise needed to alleviate anxiety and provide safe anesthesia throughout the procedure.

3 main types of anesthesia are commonly used in oral surgery

In oral surgery, three primary types of anesthesia are commonly employed: local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and intravenous anesthesia.

Local anesthetic

Local anesthetic is a specialized medication that is injected directly into the area that is being treated.  Throughout the procedure, you will be fully conscious, and you may feel only a sensation of pressure from the dental instruments being used.

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” is a type of sedation used in oral surgery. It is a colorless and odorless gas that is inhaled through a mask placed over the nose. Nitrous oxide is combined with oxygen and is administered to reduce anxiety during a procedure, while remaining conscious. 

Intravenous anesthesia or “IV sedation”

This type of anesthesia is delivered through an intravenous (IV) catheter.  This level of sedation can range from light, moderate, deep, or general anesthesia. It is commonly utilized for more complex and intensive oral surgeries, including the removal of wisdom teeth, dental implant placement, and larger-scale oral surgery procedures.

To ensure a surgery that is both safe and successful, it is essential to seek the expertise of a trained and certified oral surgeon. By choosing an oral surgeon with necessary qualifications and experience, you can have confidence in their ability to provide you with proper care, skillfully perform the procedure and minimize your potential risks or complications. Putting your trust in a trained and certified oral surgeon is a crucial step towards a successful surgical outcome. We take a team approach to deciding which type of anesthesia is best for each individual patient.  Our team – which includes the oral surgeon, nurse practitioner and the person having oral surgery – reviews the options and chooses the best, most comfortable option for each case.

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